Quantum is proud to be supplying the Take That Wonderland Tour as it travels across the UK. This is the fourth Take That tour the Quantum team has supplied since 2009 and with no exception the Wonderland set is full to the brim with visual entertainment and spectacular surprises.
With a circular stage located in the centre of each arena, the Wonderland production allows the audience a more intimate and immersive experience than ever before. Helping to capitalise on this and deliver that well loved wow factor associated with the bands performances, Quantum is providing a full programme of special effects in the round, including a debut of their brand new product – UV Rain.
Here’s a run down of what is being supplied:
In true Take That style the special effects begin in just the second song of the set. Stadium shots with white confetti are released all around the stage, filling the arena in an instant for ‘Greatest Day.’
Get Ready For It
Continuing into the third song, pyro flashes and jets alternate with flames to accentuate the choruses of ‘Get Ready For It’.
During costume changes and ‘Kids’, Quantum helps to bring one of the many Wonderland characters to life. ‘Sparky’ is dressed in a smoking jacket with handheld flashguns that create the magic-trick effect of a flame being issued from the palm of his hand.
Red mines and jets lined around the stage edge punctuate the transition into the rockier half of track ‘Superstar.’
Relight My Fire
For classic hit ‘Relight My Fire,’ Quantum provides 11 flaming torches for the dancers as well as 8 G-Flames stationed around the stage that fire throughout the duration of the song.
All For You
Starbursts simulate fireworks in mid air over the stage during ‘All For You’ whilst floating dancers and acrobats throw handheld confetti and low smoke covers the floor.
Making a dramatic debut for the performance of ‘The Flood’ is Quantum’s UV Rain. Quantum’s innovative rain system the Q: Rain Graphix, is stationed above the central stage and creates patterned UV Rain in four walls around the band. With over 900 individually controlled rain heads in use, Quantum is able to programme intricate patterns of rainfall that are made visible to the audience through the aid of UV components. For the Wonderland Tour Quantum has programmed five distinct patterns including the TT Logo, the evolutionary figures from the Progress album cover, concentric spirals, a block stripe and plain rainfall. Combined, the effect is a striking and ever moving flow of water that morphs through the different patterns in synchronisation with the song.
For the penultimate encore song ‘Never Forget,’ 6 confetti blowers stationed in the pit around the stage release Take That’s signature confetti with coloured flowers and butterflies for the duration of one minute. The confetti is remotely activated from mobile blowers allowing Quantum to wheel them into place when needed, keeping the sight lines clean for the rest of the show.
As always, Take That’s Wonderland has been a spectacular show to be a part of and Quantum is very proud to be delivering another intricate and unique programme of special effects for the band as they continue to push the boundaries of production.